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THE POWER OF// "TITTIBASANA" // by Kelly Mason

Updated: May 9, 2020








I love this pose! It is such a pose great for transitioning in and out of postures and is included a number of times throughout the ashtanga yoga sequences.



Its usually that point within my Mysore or lead ashtanga practice when I’m feeling a little tired and then I am expected to transition into this and jump back to take a vinyasa and most of the time, when my mind still takes me to thought that I don’t have it in me to do it - But then I do it and therefor this pose has always been that little “pick me up” which is funny as it is actually a “pick myself up and carry on” pose literally!



Its very fun to get students to try in the session. Even if they are unable to perfect the pose , obviously as this is usually their first time experiencing such a pose, we all have a lot of fun with one another in the session when everyone is willing and comfortable to at least give it a try!


I really love the practice of Yoga but sometimes people new to the practice become bored and maybe don’t see how amazing having such a practice is on so many levels. In these cases a posture like this is very nice to present to a speculating practitioner - You give them a challenge or something unusual and you gain their attention, they tap into their playful sides and of course like the way that feel - this is what they remember at the beginning of their practice and take that with them as they perservere forwards those first, I would say around ten classes.


I really love the practice of Yoga but sometimes people new to the practice become bored and maybe don’t see how amazing having such a practice is on so many levels. In these cases a posture like this is very nice to present to a speculating practitioner - You give them a challenge or something unusual and you gain their attention, they tap into their playful sides and of course like the way that feel - this is what they remember at the beginning of their practice and take that with them as they persevere forwards those first, I would say, around ten classes.




ALIGHMENT QUES



- The higher you can get your thighs the easier it will be to lift your hips

- Make sure that you press down through all ten fingers and deep into the base of the fingers and grab the mat while pushing into the floor.

- Squeeze the upper inner thighs into the upper arms as you push the upper arms back into the thighs.

- Extend out through each leg reaching the legs into space.

- Point through the toes.

- Try to open the chest through the shoulder and try to take the shoulder blades down your back to straighten and lengthen the spine.





BENEFITS


This post is really good for strengthening the arms and shoulders. Provides or requires good flexibility to the entire legs while strengthening the thigh muscles. This pose stimulates the muscles of the abdomen and helps the intestines become stronger and work more efficiently.






Practice Totally, Fully & with all of your Being...






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